Students’ skill swap success at college

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JOINERS downed their saws and sanders and picked up hairdryers and straighteners at the Angus College Skillswap last Wednesday.

The students who are more used to welding than styling hair attempted the swap with the college’s hairdressing students.

Meanwhile the hairdressers tried their hand at some physical work with hammers and screwdrivers as part of the afternoon.

Joinery course tutor Steve Rennie said: “We’re doing this to let the students experience what happens in other areas of the college.

“It also helps their learner communication skills, encouraging them to pass on their skills and knowledge to others.

“It’s great fun although, having said that, you’d be amazed how quiet the joiners go when they pick up a hairdryer and vice versa with the hairdressers!”

Hairdressing tutor, Noreen Sturrock added: “It’s one of the best kept secrets that we have a fully functioning hair salon at the college which is open to the public.

“You’d be amazed at how much the students learn from each other!”

A total of 23 students from joinery, intro to joinery and NC hairdressing were involved.